"Kyoto's Ritz-Carlton has been described as an international modern day luxury ryokan."

Creating an experience that seamlessly blends the centuries-old traditions of Kyoto with the finest services and facilities that The Ritz-Carlton is renowned for, the property brings to life the cultural heart of Japan.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto sits serenely on the banks of the Kamogawa river, in a prime location with expansive views of the famous Higashiyama mountains which turn a rich shade of imperial purple at sunset. The hotel is also close to Kyoto’s downtown districts such as Gion, Kawaramachi and Pontocho, convenient locations for both sightseeing and business. 



The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto's rooms and suites are situated in the cultural heart of Japan and offer guests breathtaking views of the Kamogawa river and the Higashiyama mountains. All rooms are spacious and beautifully designed, with fine furnishings and comfortable fixtures. Marble bathrooms feature luxurious rainforest shower heads.


The spa at The Ritz-Carlton offers a fine space for relaxation in a healing atmosphere, amidst the comforting sounds of a flowing waterfall. The treatment room offers top quality, luxurious treatments with spa products from ESPA of the UK. These products are made from the highest quality botanical essences and marine actives. Enjoy your rejuvenating spa journey at The Ritz-Carlton as you revive your body and freshen your skin.

  • Spa 
  • Steam/sauna
  • Fitness centre
  • Indoor pool
  • Kid's activities
  • Business facilities 


Featuring four distinctive restaurant and bar venues, guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto can indulge in exceptional fine dining, casual cuisine and romantic nightlife. Ranging from traditional Japanese cuisine offerings and authentic Italian specialties to a lobby lounge featuring creative tea selection and a stunning waterfall bar, the unique restaurants are suitable for any occasion.


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Most visitors choose to visit Kyoto during the months of spring and autumn, when temperatures are most appealing and the weather is stable and predictable. Outside of these seasons, Kyoto’s weather can be somewhat hard to predict, with sticky and hot summer conditions and icy winters. Visiting in spring allows for wonderful scenery as the cherry blossoms explode into colour. 

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